The Spaniels~scarce 78~Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 15,2010
  • Channel: Online Auction

We would like to present the following record for your approval at this time.

ARTIST: The Spaniels

LABEL:Vee-Jay Records

LABEL CONDITION: VG, free of any stickers, tape or graffiti (see scans)


YEAR: 1954

SLEEVE: not original

SIZE: 10"



RECORD CONDITION: V(very good): some scuffs, VG sound quality, with almost no surface noise. Plays very well.

* "The group debuted in late 1952 at Roosevelt High School in Gary, Indiana as Pookie Hudson & The Hudsonaires. They changed their name to The Spaniels that spring and, upon graduation, became one of the first two artists to sign with Vee-Jay Records, the first large, independent Afro-American owned record label."

* "In Spring 1954, "Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite" hit number twenty-four on Variety's pop chart, and rose to number five on Billboard's R&B chart. The Spaniels played regularly at the Apollo, The Regal and other large theaters on the "Chitlin Circuit"

* A look around will show this is a difficult 78 to come by. Plenty of 45's, but few 78's. We feel fortunate to be able to present it at this time.

* This 78 was play graded on our vintage Realistic LAB 36A turntable equipped with a SHURE N75-3 stylus. Records are conservatively graded using Les Docks standards as follows: From "American Premium Record Guide, 1900-1965", by Les Docks:

EXCELLENT (E): Showing only slight wear. Playing surfaces still retain much of their original shine. Surface noise is minimal.

VERY GOOD (V): Somewhat more worn than an excellent record, slight-grayness appearing in the grooves, especially in louder passages. Still a fairly clean and acceptable copy. Surface and extraneous noise is noticeable, but does not overwhelm the music.

GOOD (G): A misnomer. A "good" record is really not so good. It shows considerable wear and usage, grayness in the grooves, random mars and light abrasions from a sleeveless existence. Surface noise is prominent enough to impair enjoyment of music.

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